Louisville loses starting offensive lineman to season-ending injury
Louisville offensive lineman Renato Brown will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Jeff Brohm told reporters on Monday.
The Cardinals’ starting right guard was injured earlier this season and missed the Pitt game on Oct. 14. Brohm said he has already had surgery and Louisville is hopeful to have him back for the start of the 2024 season.
“Renato does a great job and has a bright future,” Brohm said. “I hate it for him. He’s in better spirits now after he’s had the surgery.”
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound redshirt junior has been a staple for the U of L since the 2020 season. He holds 40 career starts and started the first six games of the season for the Cardinals in Brohm’s debut campaign.
Austin Collins manned the right guard spot for Louisville against Pitt.
Brohm also revealed that running back Jawhar Jordan is dealing with a hamstring issue and the staff will “see how that goes.” Cornerback Jarvis Brownlee was listed as day-to-day with a foot issue.
Wideout coach Garrick McGee was asked about the health of Jamari Thrash and joked that the receiver playing with his right hand taped up was because “(Thrash) just wanted some attention.”
No. 18 Louisville (6-1, 3-1 ACC) hosts No. 20 Duke (5-2, 2-1 ACC) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.